Thanks: Jimmy Penguin for all the support, advice and inspiration.
Tam, aka Nonima for introducing me to wonderful Section 27, getting my music serious exposure!
Sam from Pavillion 36, for the label introduction, and also getting my tunes great ear time!
My mum and dad for raising me into a musically capable being.
All the wonderful musicians I have spoken with on Myspace [you know who you are!]
And of course, you and all the people that have taken the time to download this and support me in any way. It means so much!
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Reviewer:Community Skratch Music -
April 14, 2011 Subject:
epic ep.. cant wait for the next v+b release!
keep up the good work!
October 7, 2009 Subject:
It’s hard to translate advanced sound in words*, digital music is more abstract than conventional music so metaphors have to be used to paint an image(that’s one right there!).
But here goes, a review of Ventolyn&Becotyde’s EP Neuro Torque.
The opening track is a coded message to the listener. The language is….. the language of impending Neuro Torque.
Plíng Avec Losa then immediately grabs my attention. Spacious and mysterious, yet crystal clear. The glitch drums startle you into the next phase. It reminds me of AFX’s more violent tracks. While AFX’s tracks get often a too bit harsh, with V&B the pleasure of listening always stays. I like beats where the outburst is implied but not fully materialized as this leaves space for imagination. A prime quality in music. To me this song evokes an image of digital intelligence which is fascinating.
Infrictor Steady Shelled flows in with bassy vibes for a while, mixing with a pan flute- like sound which makes this song a very pleasant sonical experience. The structure is kind of the mirror image of the previous track, which renders the song well placed on the album.
Next is Carbon Architects, banging is the word to describe it. Hypnotic and even so very suitable for moving in patterns in real life 3D (me dancing, you wouldn’t want to witness that btw)! Love the rawness - yet polished – of the droning bass drum. An inspiring track which shows the avant-garde complex rawness to which drum&bass and electronics have evolved in this decade. Xeyf Loom Oíche takes us into the heart of the digital mayhem and is the track which needs more spins to comprehend. When one does the detailed structure is apt to surprise for a long time to come. Avitas is a soothing organic sounding soundscape which again is well placed on the EP. The closing track Olpha Tri Mentra 5 seemly fuses the vibes of Plíng and Carbon Architects into a grand explosion of sonical color. Futuristic music should get more coverage, the coverage it deserves!
All in all the album is a very worthwhile and durable experience. A couple of clicks separate you from electronic bliss.
Well, what are you waiting for?
Plíng Avec Losa
Infrictor Steady Shelled
Olpha Tri Menta 5
p.s. That’s a lot of highlights for a 7 track EP V&B. Great work!
* And English is not my native language